Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pretty-Fying the Gift Bags

Another quick project that B told me that I really didn’t HAVE to do was making our gift bags pretty. Yes, I get it. I didn’t have to do it, but they were SO pretty!

I looked high and low for bags that didn’t look like wedding gift bags for us to put our wedding party gifts into...with no luck. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across brown paper kraft bags and had an AHA! moment right there in the middle of Hobby Lobby. Put the gifts that went in bags into brown paper kraft bags, and buy a roll of brown kraft paper to wrap the shoe boxes – perfect!

And since you know by now if you’ve been following along for any length of time (or even just a few days!) that I had to vamp them up a little.
A stamp here and there...a cute name tag tied on with twine...and Presto! A beautiful gift bag emerges. I loved that the bags also carried our stamp, the same name tags as the escort “cards” and the twine used throughout the wedding. It just all went together and made me happy, which is most important!

Here’s some step-by-step pics...


Applying the stamp

Isn’t it lovely? I was wondering what to do about tissue paper for a few minutes until I was like “Duh! You’ve got about a million sheets of cream tissue paper left over from your tissue paper pomander project!” Yes, I talk to myself, and I can be quite silly all at the same time! Then came the fun part, filling the bags with goodies and stuffing them with tissue paper. At the end of the night, this is what we saw...

Picture from Maid Momma - you can just barely see what's on the bottom...

Oops! Did I just give you another sneak preview to what was inside the girls’ bags?!?! I think that I did...stay tuned for more pictures and details! I’m SUCH a tease!

Did you make your gift bags tie into your wedding too, or am I the only one?


  1. I will be making my gift bags out of black gable boxes that will be gussied up in our wedding colors. I actually will blog about this later but the gifts I got the girls vary in colors and I could not figure out which girl would like which color. So I am going to have a ribbon (that corresponds with the gift inside the box) hanging off of the handle and ask each girl to select the box with the ribbon color they like. That way they get to somewhat choose their color of the gift they're getting without me having to give away what's inside :)

    Yours look great...very cute and coordinated.

  2. So cute! Love the stamp!!! I haven't decided on gift bags for the ladies yet, but I've been having a fun time planning out our favor bags...we're using white paper sacks, and I bought a fun "doily" patterned punches to punch out the tops!